LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers are in serious trouble versus the Golden State Warriors in the NBA Finals. The Warriors lead the Cavaliers, 2-0 in the best-of-seven series and the Cavaliers star admitted that they don’t know what happened in the first two games where they were dominated by Stephen Curry and Golden State.
The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers, 104-89 in Game 1 even though Curry and Klay Thompson did not shoot well from the field and combined for just 20 points on 8 of 27 shooting. In this game, the Warriors’ bench players led the way to the victory featuring Shaun Livingston, who had a career-high 20 points.
The Warriors beat the Cavaliers, 110-77 in Game 2 in another blowout. This time, Curry and Thompson scored 18 and 17 points, respectively but it was Draymond Green who top scored with 28 points on 5 of 8 three point shooting with 7 rebounds and 5 assists.
“We’ve got to get back to the film and we all have to figure out ways we can help the team be successful. It’s hard for me to kind of pinpoint what’s not working and what could work right now. Obviously not much is working, especially offensively,” LeBron James said via RealGM.
“Defensively we’ve been good at times and then at times we just looked like, okay, we’re a step slow. We messed up on the coverage. We don’t get back or we’re just one step behind where we should be. We should be closer to our man. When you’re behind these guys, they make you pay every single time.”
LeBron James conceded as well saying they have to play better in all aspects of the game to have a chance at the Warriors. There are also NBA rumors that Love could be out of the 2016 NBA Finals due to a concussion in Game 2 but there are no reports to confirm that the power forward will not comeback in the championship series.
“We can’t have as many mental lapses. More on the physical, it’s a lot of mental as well. These guys put you in so many mental positions where you have to figure it out, and they make you pay for it when you don’t.”
There are talks of a sweep in the Warriors vs. Cavaliers series but LeBron James, Kyrie Irving and Kevin Love will be playing back at home in Cleveland for Games 3 and 4.
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